Community Voice International Presents: Thiaraguene Wolof

by Thiaraguene Wolof

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The village of Thiaraguene Wolof, Senegal is home to about 125 people. They are partnering with Community Voice International to share their culture through music and to facilitate local development efforts. They have a few small boutiques selling cooking oils and other staples. The short-term development goals of the village include:

* Organizing the local women’s group to support microenterprise
* Developing low-cost, high-value products to sell at the local weekly market
* Expanding craft industries to create sources of supplemental income

The first songs recorded in the village are:
* Beggel Ci Barada Bi: a love song about making tea for someone special.
* Sangara Dunyuko Jaay Dolle: a cautionary song about alcohol and the way that even the strongest, most powerful person can suffer from alcoholism.

The people of Thiaraguene Wolof are proud to share part of their musical heritage with the world and are hopeful that through the sale of their local music, they might overcome financial barriers to development.


released April 23, 2013



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Community Voice International Senegal

Mission: Community Voice International is a nonprofit organization that facilitates cultural understanding and supports international development by improving communities' capacity to share cultural resources.

Vision: Communities throughout the world will have the capacity to share their cultural resources globally to actively engage in cultural exchange and improve their quality of life.
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